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Musical Instrument Museum Music Theater

4725 East Mayo Boulevard
480-478-6000

MIM displays more than 6,000 instruments collected from around 200 of the world’s countries and territories. Most displays are enhanced by state-of-the-art audio and video technologies that allow guests to see the instruments, hear their sounds, and observe them being played in their original contexts—performances that are often as spectacular as the instruments themselves. What’s more, all guests are invited to play instruments from around the world in the Experience Gallery. They can also see instruments from music icons such as John Lennon, Taylor Swift, Elvis Presley, Carlos Santana, and many more in the Artist Gallery.



Reviews

Andrea Koehnke

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Sunday, July 15, 2018
This place was awesome. Having personal headphones that played the music of the person or place you were reading about/looking at instruments from enhanced my experience ten fold. Older children would probably be best but they did have this "experience" room where you got to play the instruments. My boyfriend and I spent the majority of our time in the downstairs room where they have the music of the greats. They have all these outfits and instruments on loan... It was totally awesome. 12/10 would do again.

Eric Salas

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Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018
One of the best museums I have been into — the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) in Phoenix, Arizona is a load of wonders in a middle of the dessert. It is a place for those who adore music or for just anyone who would like to learn the culture of music around the world. You have to set aside at least 3 hours to cover and enjoy all the exhibits that are spread in two floors. The collections are jaw-dropping, unmatched. From Asia, to Africa, to the Americas, you will see musical instruments that date back as far as the beginning of time! Entrance fee is $20 per person and you get a pair of headphones. The headphone automatically turns on once you are near the exhibit. You’ll get to listen to music and tunes from every corner in the world.

Jim Conley

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Sunday, July 15, 2018
One of the best museums I've seen. There's an audio tour with videos of performances by famous museums and of the more exotic instruments being played. Some hands on exhibits. A huge number of instruments from all around the world. One of the best things was the drum circle for very young kids and their parents. Well worth a whole day.

diane i

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Thursday, July 26, 2018
Loved this museum. Spent 5 hours, including lunch, and could have stayed longer. Staff friendly and helpful. Interesting for all ages, there is even an interactive room. Young kids probably wouldn't be entertained too much beyond that room. Great information on music history with lots of video to watch at every section.

Leigh Abril Bosworth

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Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Well worth your time and money! They have many interesting exhibits, some interesting hands on stuff for kids, a very cool collection of memorabilia from artists ranging from Elvis, to Johnny Cash, to Maroon 5 and Taylor Swift. One thing to remember is to give yourself plenty of time. We were there 4 hours and still didn't see it all.

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